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Christina Aguilera was honored this week for ... hey, her eyes are up here, Hillary!

Earlier this week, while President Barack Obama was getting drubbed in a debate with Mitt Romney, the U.S. Secretary of State was honoring The Voice judge.

Not just for her curve-tastic body, either, despite the photo below suggests:

Christina Aguilera, Hillary Clinton

Clinton was on hand for the 11th annual George McGovern Leadership Award ceremony, held at the U.S. Department of State, and Xtina was an honoree. Why?

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is sharpening her criticism of an anti-Islam video by Sam Bacile that provoked protests in the Arab world.

Clinton says the YouTube film, titled Muhammad, is "disgusting and reprehensible" and termed it a cynical attempt to offend people for religious beliefs.

Hillary noted, however, that the U.S. would never stop Americans from expressing their views, no matter how distasteful, as they are central to freedom.

Sam Bacile, who reports say is an Israeli-American real estate developer, posted the trailer this summer. Little is known about the man; he's gone into hiding.

She also says the film is no justification for violence or attacks on diplomatic facilities and personnel; a U.S. ambassador was killed in Libya Tuesday.

Clinton said Thursday the U.S. is monitoring protests in Yemen and elsewhere, urging countries to take steps to prevent protests escalating into violence.

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One of the political world's favorite rumors received fresh legs after both Sarah Palin and John McCain openly encouraged President Barack Obama to drop V.P. Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in favor of Hillary Clinton.

McCain and Palin, the Republican 2008 ticket, both brought it up this week after Biden's controversial speech in Danville, Va., during which he told a crowd that a Mitt Romney presidency would "put y'all back in chains."

McCain, Palin, Obama

Although he predicted it would not happen, McCain said it would be wise for Obama to take the Vice President off the ticket and replace him with Clinton.

"I think it might be wise to do that but it's not going to happen obviously, for a whole variety of reasons," McCain said in an interview on Fox News.

"I'm not sure if I were [Clinton] I would want [that] ... I think her ambitions frankly are for 2016 and I'm not sure that would enhance that likelihood."

McCain's former running mate Palin has called openly for a Biden-Clinton swap, though she hopes it won't happen, as it would help Democrats win.

Of the "chains" quote controversy, McCain said Biden "continues to say things that are unacceptable in American politics," and "crossed the line" this time.

"Yet he seems to get away with it because it's always sort of a joke," McCain said.

The Biden-Clinton rumor surfaced earlier this year with Obama struggling mightily in polls and some suggesting it would reinvigorate his reelection bid.

What do you think? Should Obama drop Biden for Clinton?

 

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An excerpt of an interview with Hillary Clinton in Kyrgyzstan is generating major buzz over her response to a moderator's question about  - what else - her fashion sense.

Here's the transcript of the exchange ...

    MODERATOR 1: OK. Which designers do you prefer?
    CLINTON: What designers of clothes?
    MODERATOR 1: Yes.
    CLINTON: Would you ever ask a man that question? (Laughter.) (Applause.)
    MODERATOR 1: Probably not. Probably not. (Applause.)

HC in Charge

Owned. The exchange, posted on Tuesday by Boston Review, has been shared thousands of times online, even though it actually took place back in 2010.

Clinton's awesome response has garnered widespread praise among women, though to be fair, 99 percent of the town hall-style interview was focused on the ever-turbulent global political and socioeconomic climate, foreign and domestic policy.

Nevertheless, we wouldn't recommend asking such trivial questions, future moderators. Have you seen the texts from Hillary Clinton? She runs the world.

Chelsea Clinton in Vogue? More topical, but probably still out of bounds.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen dancing up a storm during a dinner on Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The woman's got moves!

On the latest leg of her 11-day African tour, the 64-year-old was cheered on by the attendees of the dinner, hosted by the South African Foreign Minister.

Watch Hill get DOWN on the dance floor below!

Clinton has already visited Senegal, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Malawi; after South Africa she'll head to Nigeria, followed by Ghana and Benin.

Last but not least, her trip concludes with a crucial summit being held in Turkey on the situation in Syria. We recommend more dancing to break the ice.

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Mitt Romney's latest TV ad uses old, unrelated footage of Hillary Clinton - a popular figure from President Obama's own party and cabinet - to drive home his point.

One of the oldest tricks in the book, but effective.

The Romney campaign would say it's not necessarily unrelated, either, as the new ad uses clips of Clinton railing against Obama for lying about her record.

The GOP challenger is accusing him of the same behavior today.

"Shame on you, Barack Obama," Clinton says in footage from the 2008 Democratic primary, recycled in the spot for Romney, who hopes to unseat him in 2012:

The Romney ad uses the Clinton footage to back up a recent Washington Post article about an Obama ad accusing Romney of outsourcing jobs overseas.

Obama's claim about Mitt Romney's record while he was governor of Massachusetts was "misleading, unfair and untrue," according to the commercial.

"But that's Barack Obama," a narrator in the Romney ad declares. "He also attacked Hillary Clinton with vicious lies." Clinton did, at one point, allege this.

"He continues to spend millions of dollars perpetuating falsehoods," Clinton said in early 2008 footage now used to discredit Obama's claims about Romney.

Clinton, now Obama's Secretary of State and the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination, regardless of what happens this year, had no comment.

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After touching down in Riga, the capital of Latvia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton set a record by visiting her 100th country as America's top diplomat.

The previous record for any other secretary was 96. Clinton has also visited 22 other countries prior to her cabinet post, making her career tally 122!

Since 2009, Clinton has completed 70 trips, spent 337 days on the road and more than 73 days on the plane, equaling over 1,750 hours, her staff says.

Hope they have a good data plan for all those texts from Hillary!

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With media attention focused on politics at home, especially after the Supreme Court health care ruling, Clinton continues to travel (and run) the world.

Dressed in a navy suit, Clinton seemed unfazed by the mileage as she shook hands with Latvian President Andris Berzins at Riga Castle this week.

"I wanted to save a very consequential number for Latvia!" she said proudly ... before heading off to Finland, Latvia and Russia within 24 hours.

Here are the 100 countries the Secretary of State, the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination if she decides to run, has traveled ...

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to make news, and not just for the nearly impeccable job she's doing as America's top diplomat.

When she visited Bangladesh in early May, their human rights record wasn't the top news, nor was her speech on tensions within the country.

Instead, it was Hillary Clinton without makeup, as she went out in public sporting black framed glasses and red lipstick with her hair down.

Misguided as it was, most of that coverage was positive. Now, though, amidst rumors that she'll run for President in 2016, the knives are coming out.

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The latest attack on Clinton came from Ed Klein, an author who has penned a number of controversial books, including The Truth About Hillary.

"At this very moment that we're speaking right now, Brian, [the Clintons] are already thinking seriously about running in 2016," Klein told Fox News.

"She'll be 69 years old. And I don't want to sound anti-feminist here, but she's not looking good ... She's looking overweight, and she's looking very tired."

Klein, whose new book on the current President, The Amateur, contains an Obama divorce story and his old girlfriend's, continued to comment on Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton made major headlines on her trip through Asia ... not just for averting a massive diplomatic crisis, but for wearing no makeup!

The Secretary of State finessed a delicate situation between the U.S. and China over a blind dissident, pressed India to reduce its oil imports from the rogue Iran, and deflected the persistent rumors that she will run for president in 2016.

And finally … the 64-year-old (gasp) wore very little make-up, sported glasses and had un-coiffed hair during an official event in Bangladesh:

Hillary Clinton, No Makeup

"Hillary Au Naturale" has been scrutinized after photos of her wearing glasses, loose hair and nothing but a little bit of lipstick hit the Internet.

Her response? To paraphrase Rihanna: F--ks? Not given.

Clinton told CNN: "I feel so relieved to be at the stage I'm at in my life right now, because if I want to wear my glasses, I'm wearing my glasses."

"If I want to pull my hair back, I'm pulling my hair back."

In the 2008 primary race, there was much chatter about her short hair and pantsuits, even her use of scrunchies, an outdated hair tie that Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City famously mocked ... back when that show was still on.

Hil likes 'em because they keep her hair back neatly and out of her face, though, and she's too busy running the entire world to care. So step off.

Going makeup free is a thing now anyways. We've seen AnnaLynne McCord, Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga without makeup. Clinton's just trendy.

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A Tumblr account entitled “Texts From Hillary” and featuring faux texts to and from Secretary of State and no-nonsense taskmaster Hillary Clinton is a must-see.

The premise is simple: An actual, recent photo of Clinton on her phone and looking incredibly bad ass is blended with political humor and hilarious text-speak.

Friends Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe, both communications professionals based in Washington, D.C., created the Tumblr account that went viral this month.

With gems like this, it's easy to see why ...

Clinton, Obama and Biden Texting

It turns out that Clinton, the country's top diplomat, is a big fan after hearing about it - and invited the creators of the meme to the State Department!

“It was great. She came out, she was all smiles, told us how much she likes the site and that people have been telling her all about it,” Smith said.

“She thinks it’s hilarious. It just captured this wonderful image of Hillary."

"You definitely could tell she was in charge. You could tell she was getting stuff done there was just no question that this woman was a total badass.”

Follow the jump for some other classic Texts from Hillary:

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